Monday, 24 June 2013
Written by Mathew Naismith
“Life is about many colours, it’s the way we perceive the shades that makes the difference”….Love Mathew
Living in Different Shades of Life: Ask yourself what is life, is it what is presented to you or is it the way you perceive or take life either it be in darker shades or lighter shades? We perceive life through many shades of colours & the longer we live the more shades we are most likely to experience & from these shades we learn & become more knowing of each other but most importantly knowing more of ourselves as each shade is teaching us something about who we are & what our environment is all about, in actual fact it’s the way we perceive these shades that moulds/creates our environment so what we see within our environment is who we are collectively. For an example a person who loves city life will see within their environment something quite different to someone who loves country life, this is the way we perceive the shades of life so is one more negative or positive over the other? No because it’s the way we personally perceive life but what isn’t too positive is when one disrupts other people’s shades of life too much. Look at it this way, if a city loving person came out to the country & only saw condominiums & their own shades instead of the county person shades & change the country to simulate their shades they are in fact changing the country loving people shades, this is when life becomes complicated, negative & conflictive when it needn’t be.
I was born & brought up in the country myself & couldn’t see for many years anything much positive about city life until recently, I can now see what people see in city life because all one has to do is see in different shades of colour to appreciate what’s around them however we must all be wary that everyone deserves to be left within their shades of colours if there not hurting or disrupting others. I would like to mention it’s nearly impossible for anyone living in the darker shades of any life to see anyone else’s shades of life; negativity is plain & simple ignorance where’s positivity is of knowing & awareness however all shades are our teachers in teaching us about ourselves & our environment but one must always remember the darker shades are of negativity therefore ignorance, one can only learn so much from this. We have holistically been living within these darker shades since the dawn of man, it’s probably about time we changed our shades or modes of thoughts & let go of ignorance & take on knowing & awareness which are of course of the lighter shades of life.
A Balance of Shades: It’s not just the lighter or darker colours that make us who we are but how we perceive each colour in it’s shade for example we could live in the lighter shades but all the lighter shades might have a darkish hue about them, it’s this hue that also makes us who we are & gives us our mode of thoughts to live by. We just don’t live by colours or even shades but also the hue of each shade which give us our individuality & each individual is diverse from another & that is what we learn from however, this is the trick, we will only learn from each other if we positively live in the lighter shades as this denotes knowing & awareness as mentioned previously, we can’t learn from each other while living by the darker shades alone as this denotes ignorance, an ignorance of each other. So is this saying light represents knowing & awareness but the dark only ignorance so it seems obvious no one can learn from ignorance? Everyone learns form ignorance but it’s up to us in how long & how much in the darker shades we want to go, as mentioned one can only learn so much from ignorance & learning from ignorance alone has no self or holistic purpose as ignorance is just plain ignorance however if we use the darker shades as well as the lighter shades in unison we become more aware & knowing. Is this saying the more we live within the lighter shades the more aware & knowing we will be? No because we can only also learn so much from the light as well but in conjunction the lighter & darker shades will teach us everything we will ever want to know.
I will put this a different way, we need to light of knowing to learn from ignorance fore without light we will stay ignorant & visa-versa, the light is as knowing as the dark is of ignorance which is saying without the ignorance we wouldn’t have true knowing. So what is there to know about ignorance as it’s only of ignorance? Most of us are ignorant of who we truly are but by using the lighter shades of knowing & awareness we can then become more knowing of ourselves & our environment, in other words we are using ignorance to rediscover ourselves so the dark shades of life play a huge part in our knowing & awareness, ignorance is forcing us to become aware unless we want to stay ignorant of course which has no purpose & leads nowhere.